Georgia, Stacey Abrams, Steve Inskeep discussed on Morning Edition
Listeners and members of public radio. It's morning edition from NPR news. I'm Steve Inskeep. And I'm new L king. Good morning. There's a growing push in Hollywood to boycott the state of Georgia. It comes in response to Georgia passing a Bill that restricts abortion, but a rising star in the Democratic Party is urging Hollywood not to leave Stacey Abrams. Who lost a close race for governor of door to last year says this is the wrong strategy that it could cost tens of thousands of jobs that people who work in Georgia's entertainment industry, Rachel Martin Abrams in Los Angeles, where she has been meeting with Hollywood executives this week. There is a strong emphasis on chilling values through boycotts. And as a daughter of south, I appreciate that. But the solution to this challenge does not come from removing economic opportunity. It actually comes from changing the composition of our readers because while the force pregnancy. Bill is one attempt to remove access to help. Care, their other bills that will follow this feed if we want a permanent solution, we need a permanent change in that means investing in political change in the state of Georgia, and that's why people stay fight. Although can't you do both to some degree. I mean, there are examples of how economic boycotts, can at least creep public pressure that leads to change. I'm thinking of the twenty sixteen boycott of North Carolina. The transgender bathroom Bill or the boycott that happened in Indiana of the tension between gay rights and religious freedom. I mean those boycotts created public pressure that helped leverage change. They did. But we have to remember that the V Hugh community that years building a narrative within the corporations that worked while it's happening now has not reached a same place. That's why you see that. It's the entertainment industry, that's pushing back, but when the religious freedom bills, removing it was five hundred company, that was tech company, the challenges that in two years will likely become law, and if we want to repeal. So it we have to recognize the people who pass for those legislators. This isn't democrat how they win election. These are not people who are going to send their beliefs or their votes. And to the most effective way to change. The outcome is to actually change the people who are making decision. Do you think Democrats have missed the boat and not creating the kind of foundation and structure around abortion, that Republicans have over the years. I don't think that they've missed the boat. I think there is a belief that because court had made Roe v Wade settled law. And because for forty years the battle despite being joined had never truly moved in the direction of repeal relate, I think Democrats did believe that we were in a position. However, my responsibility to meet the challenge where stand. And I'm proud of the work that's being done by reproductive choice groups. I'm proud of the voices, we're hearing coming out of democratic leaders. But we also have to remember. That if Roe v. Wade returned. It doesn't ban abortion returns, the responsibility state, and we want state of Georgia to the effective to have a business climate that invites not only entertainment industry, but other company, we have to solve our health care crisis, and that includes solving the crisis of making sure women have access to healthcare by having acted. Reproductive tweeden. Former vice president, Joe Biden, recently reversed his long held support for something called the Hyde amendment which essentially bands federal funding for abortion. Do you believe all Democrats should have a uniform position on all aspects of the abortion debate? I believe that leaders are required. She serves the people and abortion access is a healthcare, right? It is the way women can control their bodies until their heaters, economic destiny. And while your personal beliefs are absolutely yours, as a leader believe that we should be pushing for and electing leaders who reflect that value who believe that women should have the right to make health care decisions for themselves in the family that should be a litmus test for all Democrats. Running for president. I don't use that language. But I do think that for the purposes of this election, we have uniformity among the, the candidates, and I think that's a good thing. There are more than twenty Democrats running for president. Is there space for you? I think that there is base relation I decide that I can add value to this contest. I have not cited that yet and my job right now is to protect jobs in Georgia. Protect women in Georgia by not only holding onto the entertainment industry jobs that we have, but also thinking about the next five years ten years next forty years. We should not have to continue litigating bodily. Tommy for women reproductive freedom for women. And my mission is the Mr. T GIC way we can secure those rights. And right now, that means staying in fighting Georgia that was Stacey Abrams talking with Rachel Martin. For the first time in the team's fifty two year history, the Saint Louis blues are the Stanley Cup champions, Saint Louis public radio's Rachel Lipman as the reaction from Saint Louis..